New Delhi, July 8 (UNI) Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday asked people to come forward to donate organs and take a pledge to this effect.
As the health ministry marks Silver Jubilee of The Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA), 1994 today, Vardhan took to Twitter and said: "Let's be an organ donor. So pledge now! One person’s donation can save eight people’s lives !!"
Let's pledge.— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) July 8, 2019
Let's be an #organdonor.
There is nothing more noble than organ donation ! So pledge now ! One person’s donation can save eight people’s lives !! #SwasthaBharat @PMOIndia@narendramodi@AshwiniKChoubey @NITIAayog @MoHFW@NottoIndia pic.twitter.com/nsIoDqaUR7
Minister of state for health Ashwini Kumar Choubey while addressing the silver jubilee function of The Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA), 1994, here said: "People’s participation and people’s awareness is the key for encouraging organ donation.”
Giving a clarion call for organ donation, he said: “Angdaan, Mahadaan, Mahakalyan.”
People’s participation has to be ensured for this noble cause and children have to be made aware of it from the beginning, he said, urging other departments of the government to be involved in this movement for encouraging organ donation.
He urged the people to come forward for organ donation without any fear. He also urged the states to share their data with National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization so that National Donor and Recipient Registries can be maintained at the central level.
“This will allow a fair and seamless allocation of organs and tissues to recipients across all societal divides. The final aim of a central digitized organ allocation system that ensures a transparent allocation to recipients, both rich and poor, can only be achieved through updated data of all states and hospitals on the national database,” the minister elaborated.
Mr Choubey also unveiled the silver jubilee copy of ‘The Transplantation of Human Organs Act (THOA), 1994’ and launched the online system for the objective of “Million for a Billion” pledges.
The event was organised by the NOTTO.
Image: Harsh Vardhan Twitter page